Methadone is a prescription medication used in the reduction of harm associated with opiate addiction and dependency. An Individual who wants to stop using prescription pain killers or heroin can get enrolled into a methadone program in or near Tumacacori where they take it daily to stop withdrawal, stave off cravings and basically substitute their addiction with a legal medication. Many people who begin methadone treatment remain on the drug for decades, because withdrawing off it causes withdrawal symptoms much greater than even heroin withdrawal. Methadone is a full opioid agonist, just like heroin and morphine. However, it remains in the body longer which is why the withdrawal from it can be so uncomfortable and last such a long time. And because methadone can remain in the body for such a long time, users usually will not even begin experiencing withdrawal for a day or two if they quit taking it cold turkey. Methadone withdrawal is similar to that of other opiates, and feels similar to a really bad flu and can include chills, fever, profuse sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle and bone aches and pain, stomach cramping, acute insomnia, etc.
Methadone withdrawal can be made much more comfortable in a professional detoxification facility which accepts methadone clients. Some programs offer a medically managed detox while others help the client detox from the drug without the use of controlled medications.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Tumacacori, AZ